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Literature in Shanghai

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  • Strengths:  Keyword searching within the full text of ebooks

Browse through our collection

If you don't have a particular author or title in mind, you can still browse through our collection for materials.

Our library uses the Library of Congress cataloguing system:

  • Chinese language and literature can be browsed in the call number range PL1001-3208
  • Non-Chinese Languages in China can be browsed in the call number range PL3301-3311
  • You can browse books on film & dramatic works along the call number range PN1993-1999

This guide was originally designed to support Dr. Lena Scheen's course, Shanghai Stories. Her course syllabus and list of readings provided the foundation for this guide, and this project could not have been accomplished without her generous help.

You can search through Worldcat to discover other novels and memoirs set in Shanghai:

  1. Once you are in the database, use the Advanced Search tool
  2. In the first search line, type in "Shanghai" and then select Subject from the dropdown menu
  3. In the second search line, type in "Novels OR memoirs". Other search terms might include fiction, biography, autobiography, or poetry.
  4. Finally, click the button next to where it says "Books" so that you're only searching for books.

When you find something that looks interesting, you can see if we have it in the NYU system or not. Materials from Bobst's Main Collection and Offsite Collection can be shipped to Shanghai. If there are other materials you are interested in, please send us a purchase request!

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Meet your Librarian!

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Caitlin MacKenzie Mannion
Shanghai New York University | 上海纽约大学
1555 Century Avenue | 世纪大道1555号
Room 422 | 422 室
Shanghai Pudong New Area, China 200122 | 上海市浦东新区 中国 200122
Office (电话): 86.21.2059.5631